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Step towards construction defect litigation reform taken with Colorado governor’s signature

Gov. John Hickenlooper on Tuesday signed legislation marking the most significant progress on construction defect litigation reform since the debate began at least four years ago. One of the thorniest issues in the legislature, the bill signing also signaled one of the assembly’s greatest achievements this year, striking a deal that begins to get to […]

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Stapleton 5-party funding to allow new school, fire station, homes

Further redevelopment of the former Stapleton International Airport site would take place, after Denver City Council adopts a series of resolutions and ordinances to finance needed infrastructure improvements. (Courtesy Forest City)
A five-party funding arrangement is to be considered by Denver City Council that would eventually allow some 2,800 new homes to be built on the former Stapleton International Airport property, which was decommissioned in the mid-1990s. The Stapleton “Five Parties” (City and County of Denver, Denver Urban Renewal Authority, Denver Public Schools, Forest City and […]

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YIMBY Denver group forms to counter NIMBYs

A small, recently formed group plans to be involved in the City and County of Denver's growth-related issues as part of the Yes In My Backyard movement. (Courtesy YIMBY Denver)
A small, fledgling, informal group of Denver residents wants to “bring the voice of yes” to the city as it considers how to address growth-related issues like affordable housing, transportation and parking, according to the group’s “unofficial leader.” Part of a small but growing nationwide movement called Yes In My Backyard, YIMBY Denver formed after […]

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Denver City Council’s small lot parking code dispute leads to delay

Cars parked in front of the Denver Civic Center. With Denver's population exploding, disagreements have erupted on City Council over small lot parking restrictions. (Photo by Steve Sokolik/The Colorado Statesman)
Almost every new resident of Denver adds another automobile to the city’s already crowded roads and highways, and those cars and trucks need a place to park when their owners are home or elsewhere. The advent of “micro” housing units, also known as tiny houses, in established Denver neighborhoods led to concerns over the city’s […]

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Colorado colleges, universities rally behind undocumented students

Colleges and universities across Colorado are grappling with whether the incoming Trump administration will strip away federal deportation protections for undocumented students, most of whom came to the state at a very young age and pay in-state tuition under Colorado law. DACA, or Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, was signed as an executive action by […]

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Debate heats up over Dinosaur Ridge auto dealership

This map shows a 40.5-acre parcel (in red) on the northwest corner of the C-470/Alameda Parkway interchange, where an auto dealership could be located, near Dinosaur Ridge. Opponents packed a planning commission hearing on a rezoning request to allow the development. (Courtesy Jefferson County)
An auto dealership is incompatible with open space and the nearby world-renowned Dinosaur Ridge in western Jefferson County, planning commissioners were told by nearly all the 44 people who spoke at a 4-hour long, packed meeting Wednesday night, Dec. 7. The meeting was continued until Thursday night, Dec. 8, for a recommendation from the planning […]

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Proposed taxing district could help develop area north of RiNo

An artists rendering of what the proposed development could look like once it is completed. The project, if everything is approved, could break ground in 2017 and be completed by 2020. (Courtesy of Westfield Company)
A proposed development near the RiNo Art District in Denver is looking for the city to approve a metropolitan district to help pay for the almost $58 million in infrastructure and construction of parking for the project. The Midtown Metropolitan District would serve about 17 acres on Brighton Boulevard between 41st and 43rd Streets just […]

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